It's my habit to check my email every morning before I journal and begin looking for what's next. I had
Without guidance, my next thought was, David Bowie can't be dead. He was with me last night. And he was. As I ran through a sleeping Huntsville, Alabama, David and I moved easily through the twenty-eight degree chill. I listened as he journeyed across space, in Space Oddity, then gave me a history lesson in Young Americans and finally as told me about stages of life in Changes...
Major Tom and I have crossed over 100,000 mile and we are feeling very still...
That's not my line. It's his... David Bowie's. The exact line, from Space Oddity is, "Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles I'm feeling very still."
|my 2nd favorite Jackie photo|
Two Hundred and fifty thousand lives that I did not touch first hand while they played on this playground. As I watched the wall of water lift them and take them away I realized the I might have missed them here, but I haven't missed them. Not if we're all connected, and I know that we are.
In fact, I know we are more than just connected, we are related. We have the same father. The One Creator, who longer ago than we can remember, sent us all out to play. All of us includes, David Bowie, Ralph Miller, Jackie Penn-Carey, me, you, and everyone else who has ever or will ever play here.
It even includes my good buddy, Caleb Pirtle who was the author of the third email that I received this morning. Caleb, alluding to the fact that I was blogging again after a long absence, said simply, as is his fashion...
Welcome back to the world of illusions... followed by a link to my recent blog post which I called "Without A Home But Not Without A Star" which he had just re-posted on his web site.
So, Major Tom, may not be on this playground today, but he is on a playground, and we all know where it is... even though we've forgotten the way to it. A day will come when we'll all meet there again.
Thanks for the messages yall, and Lavella, though I didn't get yours until I was poised over the publish button, it too was much appreciated.
See you all later. Have a magnificent voyage Major Tom... we know you will.